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Dear ESO XOne players - how do you swap weapons?

Seraphayel
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Hey fellow XOne players!

Just one question: how do you do the weapon swap? It's the only "difficult" move for me on the controller, the rest is working perfectly fine but switching weapons feels almost like a pain in the... yeah.

I'd like to hear how you "handle" this with your fingers.

The question might sound strange but... it's an important point for me to improve my weapon swap.
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  • Sigtric
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    Weapon swap was the biggest thing that turned me away from the console version after playing so long on mouse/kb and being able to bind any button I wanted to it.


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  • DRXHarbinger
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    It's like 3cm away....not hard. Flick thumb down and job done. Get into a few panic situations and it'll come. Nothing beats having ward on back bar and an angry overfiend coming at you. It'll be 2nd nature in no time.
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  • Seraphayel
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    I know that it's only 3cm away but I don't want to lose control of either the stick for running around or my action buttons. Being able to move while swapping weapons is really important (imho) and that's an issue.

    I thought about exchanging left and right so that I can use my right thumb to push the button for the weapon swap easier and still being able to move. It sounds hilarious but that's exactly what I'm thinking about right now *LOL*

    @Sigtric

    Weapon swap is maybe the only "issue" you could have on consoles. Combat works really well and is pretty smooth on consoles.
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  • Sigtric
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    It's like 3cm away....not hard. Flick thumb down and job done. Get into a few panic situations and it'll come. Nothing beats having ward on back bar and an angry overfiend coming at you. It'll be 2nd nature in no time.
    Seraphayel wrote: »
    I know that it's only 3cm away but I don't want to lose control of either the stick for running around or my action buttons. Being able to move while swapping weapons is really important (imho) and that's an issue.

    I thought about exchanging left and right so that I can use my right thumb to push the button for the weapon swap easier and still being able to move. It sounds hilarious but that's exactly what I'm thinking about right now *LOL*

    @Sigtric

    Weapon swap is maybe the only "issue" you could have on consoles. Combat works really well and is pretty smooth on consoles.

    Yeah I don't have any issue really otherwise, except that I'm so established on PC it's not worth much to play on console too regularly.

    I have trouble with certain movements on the controller, just because of the way my hands work, and it annoyed me to no end having to take my hand off the movement stick to weap swap when I did on the move no issue on PC (not so much an issue with PVE but I need my mobility in PVP)

    Edit to add: for instance on XB1 controller if I want to hit both shoulder or bumper buttons (the ones closest to the face of the controller) at the same time I have to shift the whole thing in my grip, to get my index fingers on it. I don't have this issue with the PS4 controller /shrug
    Edited by Sigtric on January 12, 2017 11:19PM

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  • Seraphayel
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    I already thought about getting the Elite controller but it's so expensive... but eventually it's worth it lol.
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  • skiptomyluau
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    With practice you can just roll your thumb over without taking it off the stick
  • NewBlacksmurf
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    D-pad or the elite controller lever.

    I never had much of an issue before buying an elite tho. I played on PC prior to the gamepad UI without the elite.

    Maybe it's the controller. There are different models if the default isn't ideal

    I don't suggest spending $150 for the elite considering it's not Bluetooth like the new regular controllers. When Xbox Scorpio releases, I assume they'll be another controller with it or maybe the same elite controller included in the box
    Edited by NewBlacksmurf on January 12, 2017 11:22PM
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  • Izaki
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    Map your bar swap to your crouch. Thats how i do mine. ( instead of Left D-pad, Right thumbstick)
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  • thankyourat
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    Sometimes I drink a potion or go into first person on accident when switching weapons. It's so annoying
  • Seraphayel
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    Sometimes I drink a potion or go into first person on accident when switching weapons. It's so annoying

    Hahahaha that's exactly my issue. I don't have a super fine control over my left hand as a right-hander and it happens pretty often that I miss the right button.

    That's why I'm asking, maybe somebody has a super neat trick for me to actually make it work.
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  • bebynnag
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    there are some controller brands out there that have assignable toggles on the back that help with weapon swapping, that are even cheaper than a standard xbox controller
    Its also smaller, so for me & my tiny girl hands they are easier to use than official xbox controllers,
    unfortunatley they cause terrible feedback when using a mic :(
    so i ended up treating myself to an elite

    the cheaper controllers may be worth consideration depending on how often you talk in game!

    brand is afterglow & i think rockcandy have some too both are international brands so should be easy to find!
  • Skinzz
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    I use my right thumb to swap bars since day 1 lol
    Edited by Skinzz on January 13, 2017 2:45AM
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  • ArchMikem
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    I use my right thumb. I sacrifice camera movement for a second, but I can still move in four directions while swapping.
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  • BlazingDynamo
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    On the PS4 I switch my controller button assignments. Left directional button becomes RIGHT analog click. So basically I trade the crouch and weapon swap so I never have to awkwardly move my thumb to weapon swap. It makes a huge difference.
    Edited by BlazingDynamo on January 13, 2017 7:27AM
  • Lord-Otto
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    XBone Elite paddle.
    Changed EVERYTHING!
    ...eeexcept for lag not-bar-swap....
  • FloppyTouch
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    I use my thumb
  • Lord-Otto
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    I use my thumb
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  • GawdSB
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    Tried in VMA today, ended up hitting down instead and changing to first person pov. Never swapping again. I'll have nightmares about that.
  • iam_slickone
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    I had the same issue, using the left d-button was very difficult to get used to, even after playing ESO for 6 months i wasn't used to it.

    i ended up buying the elite controller and i don't regret it one bit, this thing is way better made then the original controller.
    i mapped my weapon swap to left paddle and drink potion to right paddle, finger never come off the thumbsticks.

    D-pad or the elite controller lever.

    I never had much of an issue before buying an elite tho. I played on PC prior to the gamepad UI without the elite.

    Maybe it's the controller. There are different models if the default isn't ideal

    I don't suggest spending $150 for the elite considering it's not Bluetooth like the new regular controllers. When Xbox Scorpio releases, I assume they'll be another controller with it or maybe the same elite controller included in the box

    what do you mean the elite isnt bluetooth? i know its wireless, not sure what signal it use though.
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  • unrelentingfear
    Can you use the xbox accessory app to remap buttons on a regular controller at work cant check
  • Brrrofski
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    Yeh, I use an elite controller.

    Only use two flaps. Left for weapon swap, right for options. Never taking your finger off the left analog helps a lot.
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  • Seraphayel
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    Mhm you're really starting to convince me to buy a $120 controller... damn.

    The Elite controller hasn't got a headset port, does it? On screens it doesn't look so but I bought the XOne headset yesterday and not being able to use it with the adapter on the Elite would be a huge let down.

    And the people stating they're using their thumb: can you try to explain "how"? What do you do with your hand / finger?
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    I had the same issue, using the left d-button was very difficult to get used to, even after playing ESO for 6 months i wasn't used to it.

    i ended up buying the elite controller and i don't regret it one bit, this thing is way better made then the original controller.
    i mapped my weapon swap to left paddle and drink potion to right paddle, finger never come off the thumbsticks.

    D-pad or the elite controller lever.

    I never had much of an issue before buying an elite tho. I played on PC prior to the gamepad UI without the elite.

    Maybe it's the controller. There are different models if the default isn't ideal

    I don't suggest spending $150 for the elite considering it's not Bluetooth like the new regular controllers. When Xbox Scorpio releases, I assume they'll be another controller with it or maybe the same elite controller included in the box

    what do you mean the elite isnt bluetooth? i know its wireless, not sure what signal it use though.

    @iam_slickone

    I mean it's not Bluetooth. The Xbox one basic controllers released in 2016 are Bluetooth and wifi direct which means they work on Xbox and pc without buying anything extra.

    The elite came out prior to Bluetooth Xbox one controllers so its best to wait and buy the one ppl assume will release with xbox Scorpio as it's assumed that there would be a newer version.

    Maybe not tho. It's just ppl hoping
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  • Bartdude
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    You could just hope this comes soon....arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2016/06/xbox-one-mouse-keyboard-support-coming/

    then your worries will be gone, unless you actually like using a controller?
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    Bartdude wrote: »
    You could just hope this comes soon....arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2016/06/xbox-one-mouse-keyboard-support-coming/

    then your worries will be gone, unless you actually like using a controller?

    If not suggest this........cause then you'd have to ask ZOS to release the pc UI and keyboard mouse support
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  • SnubbS
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    I use a Scuf controller, so barswap is always the left paddle.
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  • andreasv
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    You should definitely invest in that Elite Controller. Having weapon swap and potions wheel on the back peddles as well as the two bumpers makes the experience so much better.
  • Loose_Cannon
    Xbox elite controller- bottom left paddle

    Or

    It's the 'shift' key on my keyboard

    Sorry that doesn't help much unless you have a troller or xim4, but that is my point.

    I'm a bit older than the gamer crowd. My hands cramp, get locked up or are not flexible enough for the troller, especially with a claw grip.

    Sometimes spending some extra money to make my gaming session more comfortable is well worth it in my eyes. After all, how many hours do you spend gaming?
  • Dasovaruilos
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    I bought an Elite Controller and put weapon swap in a pad on the right hand.

    Let me tell you: it improved my gameplay by a lot. It is really much better.
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